img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Rock of ages

Rock of ages

I know the idea of building for posterity is probably on the back burner seeing as we’ll all probably be up to our eyeballs in water by the time we hit 2050 and our net zero greenhouse gas commitments, but if ‘eternity’ is on your client’s design tick list you might consider Fiandre Architectural Surfaces’ lovely Alpi Chiaro Venato marble from Italy’s Aosta Valley in the western Alps. Intensely green and illuminated with white veins, its available as part of its Maximum porcelain tiling collection. It’s made of 40% recycled content and apparently got LEED certification – so your two fifths of the way to zero. 

Latest

Vitra museum’s exhibition of design during 40 years of a divided Germany challenges lazy stereotypes to unveil a complex story of unlikely connections

Complex story of surprising connections between two Germanys

This family house designed for a 3D visualiser inserts a modern sensibility into its tranquil riverside setting on the edge of a historic Moravian city in the Czech Republic

Kuba and Pilař’s modern family house in Znojmo fits right into its Czech riverside setting

‘Equal opportunities’ must be more than a mere mission statement if we are to end institutional racism. Shemol Rahman, commended in RIBAJ/Future Architects writing competition, suggests some practical actions

Shemol Rahman offers ways to end the ‘equal opportunities’ cop-out